Many schools have implemented sensory paths in their hallways or on their playgrounds as a way to incorporate movement into the day. Prairie Ridge Early Learning Center in Eau Claire made their sensory path a S.M.A.R.T. path by making sure they added in the CORE Floor Activities of Alligator Crawl, Balance Beam, Creep/Slap Track and Pencil Roll. They also have areas for Hopping/Jumping, a Rebounder, Helicopter Spins, Rainbows, and Lazy 8s.
Educators have shared that they appreciate the Dressing for Winter Learning Ladder as they are preparing students for winter recess. At the beginning of the year, packing up at the end of the day can be a step-by-step process and it seems to take forever. In order to help with that process, download our Packing Up Learning Ladder to place in your course and the smaller visual for a locker or cubby.
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During our S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K workshop in New Ulm, Sarah amazed us when she used dots and lines on her Tactile Trackers instead of just dots! Adding in a tactile component to Tactile Trackers for Pre-K and Kindergarten will help children stay on the line as they are tracing. As students get older, we take away that tactile input to encourage them to use their eyes to follow the lines.